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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
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303,271
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38.2M
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Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter .  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P. . 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. The...
Topics: 78rpm, digitization
Source: 78
Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection
Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection
collection
48,844
ITEMS
9M
VIEWS
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive,...
Leif Druedahl Collection
Leif Druedahl Collection
collection
46,816
ITEMS
2.3M
VIEWS
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Donation of Leif Druedahl's 78'er Klubben 78's. Collected primarily in Denmark and throughout Scandinavia. 102 boxes. Includes 78's, photographic negatives, and 5 boxes of letterpress printed cardboard record sleeves. Danish, German, and English popular and classical music. Link to donation item:  https://archive.org/details/leifdruedahl2018
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78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. https://archive.org/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Source: 78
Daniel McNeil Collection
Daniel McNeil Collection
collection
16,690
ITEMS
5M
VIEWS
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78rpm shellac discs donated from Daniel McNeil to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. The collection of 22,359 ten and twelve inch seventy-eights is one of the first that ARC worked with from beginning to end, and what a pleasure. Rare for us the discs were all carefully arranged on shelves by label, and then by manufacturer number. Even better, the weeks we spent packing up meant cake and coffee everyday at 4. Here’s Mr. McNeil’s...
Source: 78
Tercat 78 RPM Record Collection
collection
19,443
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Tercat78RPMRecordCollection
Saul Nowitz
Saul Nowitz
collection
14,987
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection

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Donation of 78rpm records from Saul Nowitz via arcmusic Donation item at:  https://archive.org/details/saul-nowitz-records Internet tracking information:  https://webarchive.jira.com/browse/COL-614   The Saul Nowitz Collection This collection consist of 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs and one-of-a-kind acetates collected by Saul Nowitz (1938 -2018). From his early years Saul was a record enthusiast, sneaking...
University of Illinois 78rpm Collection
University of Illinois 78rpm Collection
collection
12,570
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
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The collection contains 41,888 78s (10" and 12"), LPs, and 45's that encompass a broad selection of classical, ethnic, and popular music. Below are descriptions of some items within the collection: Classical repertoire, vernacular traditions, limited editions in boxed sets, jazz on early LP labels, and rare issues of vocal selections or operas on European labels. Classical recordings; jazz, dance, and popular music discs; movie soundtracks and original cast sound recordings....
Bowling Green State University 78rpm Collection
Bowling Green State University 78rpm Collection
collection
7,981
ITEMS
74,326
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Bowling Green State University, to gain digital access to their great collection of records. The collection contains many unique recordings including jazz, children's and folk music. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Bowling_Green_COL_1147
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention 78rpm Collection
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention 78rpm Collection
collection
10,511
ITEMS
715,387
VIEWS
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/sparkmuseumofelectricalinventionrecordcollection
Charles Roberts 78rpm Collection
Charles Roberts 78rpm Collection
collection
8,250
ITEMS
800,661
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was donated by Charles Roberts. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Louis Armstrong, Larry Clinton, and Guy Lombardo. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CharlesRoberts78s
KUSF Collection
KUSF Collection
collection
4,610
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
collection

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KUSF is the University of San Francisco’s radio station in San Francisco, California. This non-commercial student-run station originally broadcast on-air from 1963-1977 as an AM station, and from 1977-2011 on the FM dial. This free-form and freewheeling college station was celebrated both nationally and internationally for its innovative music programming. In 2012 the University of San Francisco donated a large portion of the KUSF collection of 78’s and LP’s to the Internet Archive. Many...
Source: 78
Kurt Nauck 78rpm Collection
Kurt Nauck 78rpm Collection
collection
8,808
ITEMS
575,775
VIEWS
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This 78rpm record collection was donated by prolific vintage record archivist and collector, Kurt Nauck. Kurt's website: 78rpm.com Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/KurtNauck78RPMRecords03152019
Joseph and Jennifer Almeida Collection
collection
6,558
ITEMS
985,620
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This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901. Mr. Almeida said, "I focused on the big three labels (Brunswick, Victor and Columbia ) but there are plenty of budget label recordings as well such as Romeo, Okeh, Vocalion,...
Source: 78
Minot State University 78rpm Collection
Minot State University 78rpm Collection
collection
7,147
ITEMS
388,792
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Minot State University in North Dakota. Description by Daniel Ringrose, Professor of History and Chair of Social Science at Minot: The country, western and pop recordings make up the largest portion of the collection, numbering more than 5,000 in all. The majority are un-played dealer stock, some still with factory inspection slips in their sleeves. Major labels such as Capitol, RCA-Victor and Columbia, but also important independent...
Jeffery Barent Donation of 78s
collection
5,822
ITEMS
760,156
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Jeffery Barent. Highlights of the collection include albums by Beatrice Kay, Freddie Slack, and music from Alfred Hitchcock's picture Spellbound. Link to donation item:  https://archive.org/details/jeffrey_barent_2018
Alex Saify 78rpm Collection
collection
5,263
ITEMS
322,995
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Alex Saify. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Ray Bloch, Les Brown and Al Jolson. Donor Alex Saify rescued these records from a local record store in Virginia that was downsizing and kept them for a few years in the hopes of digitizing them, but simply ran out of time. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/alexsaify78s
David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection
David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection
collection
3,062
ITEMS
737,767
VIEWS
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This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves. Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out...
Source: 78
Stires 78 RPM Record Collection
collection
3,195
ITEMS
376,951
VIEWS
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stires2018
Emilio's 78 Heritage
Emilio's 78 Heritage
collection
2,425
ITEMS
342,136
VIEWS
collection

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Thank you for visiting my "museum"! This is the Internet Collection of a private German record collector with interests mainly in Opera and Lied from 1900 to 1945. Meanwhile you can find also other collections with popular 78s, mixed historical recordings, printed matter about music and historical photos put together by me. This collection is curated and still growing. I try to document the items meticolousely in the knowledge that they will hopefully be preserved for further...
Topics: 78 rpm recordings, shellack recordings
Clark Johnsen 78rpm Collection
Clark Johnsen 78rpm Collection
collection
3,172
ITEMS
216,949
VIEWS
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About the donor and collection: Clark Johnsen (né Roger Clark Johnsen) started working with audio equipment and listening to classical music in high school. His love of classical music grew over the decades as did his interest in accurate sound reproduction. His degree in Applied Mathematics (Harvard College ’63) helped him understand the technical aspects of sound propagation. He started building his own audio equipment in high school. He delved into various aspects of sound reproduction...
Thomas Kemp 78rpm Collection
Thomas Kemp 78rpm Collection
collection
4,652
ITEMS
118,238
VIEWS
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The Thomas Kemp Collection is a collection of 78rpm records generously donated by Thomas H. Kemp. Mr. Kemp has been collecting many forms of music and their players in Washington DC over the past 50 years. This collection includes several boxes of 78rpm records as well as 80rpm Edison records. Tom's collection contains many rare examples of early acoustic recordings pressed on 78rpm shellac records. It even includes records recorded in other languages that would have been difficult to find in...
Audio Preservation Fund 78rpm Collection
collection
2,959
ITEMS
155,381
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by the Audio Preservation Fund. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Edward R. Murrow, and sound effect records. For more information about the history of the Audio Preservation Fund, you can check out Wayback Machine captures of their website here . Donation item:  https://archive.org/details/AudioPreservationFund-06032019
Aldo Mancusi 78rpm Collection
Aldo Mancusi 78rpm Collection
collection
3,166
ITEMS
127,006
VIEWS
collection

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This collection of 78rpm records was purchased by Brewster Kahle for the Internet Archive Great 78s Project, from collector Aldo Mancusi at the Enrico Caruso Museum. The collection includes Edison Diamond Discs and wax cylinders. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/AldoMancusi78s
Joe Schmidt 78rpm Collection
Joe Schmidt 78rpm Collection
collection
3,409
ITEMS
96,829
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Joe Schmidt. The collection contains many US-issued "ethnic" records from 1910s - 1930s, 1910s ragtime, 1920s-30s jazz and dance. Description by Joe Schmidt: This is not a formal collection on a specific theme but simply recordings that interested me and that I was fortunate enough to find. Most of these records were "junked" -- found at flea markets, barn sales, and the like back...
Arthur Friedheim Library 78rpm Collection
Arthur Friedheim Library 78rpm Collection
collection
2,447
ITEMS
125,621
VIEWS
collection

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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by The Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. These jazz-focused records were evaluated by a librarian and determined to be somewhat rare, likely held by less than 5 libraries worldwide. Further provenance information can be found on the donation item:  https://archive.org/details/arthurfriedheim2018
Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection
Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection
collection
969
ITEMS
317,351
VIEWS
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The Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug Collection of 78s contains discs collected in Argentina beginning in the mid-1930s. It comprises primarily tango music, with boleros, sambas, mambo and other dance music. The collection was donated by D'Anna Alexander, Michael and Daniel Alexander, and Débora Simcovich. D'Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left). https://archive.org/details/d_anna_2017  Contains details of the physical collection.
Topic: 78rpm, argentina, argentian tango
Source: 78
Larry Edelman Collection
Larry Edelman Collection
collection
1,358
ITEMS
300,407
VIEWS
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This collection of 78rpm records and square dance call sheets was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Larry Edelman. This collection is comprised mostly of Square Dance calling and music, and couples dancing music. Donation item:  archive.org/details/LarryEdelman78RPMRecords2017
Source: 78
Seldon Family Collection
Seldon Family Collection
collection
905
ITEMS
343,016
VIEWS
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Growing up in the 1930's and 40's in New York City, how could Walter Seldon not be a Jazz lover? It was the soundtrack of the city, from Blues to Bebop and beyond. In clubs, at concerts, and on the radio, he listened...and he collected as much of that great music as he could. Though he'd missed the Dixieland Golden Age of 1920's Harlem, it was one of his favorite genres. One of his fondest memories was from 1947 when he attended a recording session of Duke Ellington and his band, then caught a...
Source: 78
collection

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The AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) was established on 1 April 2004, supported by a 5-year grant of just under £1m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council . A partnership of Royal Holloway, University of London (host institution) with King's College, London and the University of Sheffield , CHARM's aim was to promote the musicological study of recordings, drawing on a wide range of approaches ranging from computational analysis to business...
Buddy Clark 78rpm Collection
Buddy Clark 78rpm Collection
collection
757
ITEMS
6,594
VIEWS
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The Kevin Hubler collection was gathered over the lifetime of Kevin’s father, who was a big fan of performer Buddy Clark. Kevin’s father collected rare recordings of Buddy Clark, sheet music, and even captured the Buddy Clark Melody Hour on reel-to-reel tape.  Description from Kevin: He once connected with another gentleman who had Buddy's radio show (The Melody Hour) on reel to reel tape and the man came to my father's house and they listened and recorded every show on what is now...
Stagno 78rpm Collection
collection
962
ITEMS
180,535
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stagno2018
Emilio's popular 78s
Emilio's popular 78s
collection
768
ITEMS
109,494
VIEWS
collection

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Even if I am a collector of "serious" opera recordings on 78 rpm, I am also much faszinated of the diversity of genres and discoveries you can make in the field of popular music recordings. In addition to my collection  Emilio's 78 Heritage I will give here an overlook over the many facets and genres of recorded "popular" sound and music since the beginning of sound recording to the end of the shellack era in the 1950ies. It also includes much about operetta, which...
Donald Ross 78rpm Collection
collection
900
ITEMS
154,417
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/donald_ross_2018 Also see CD's from this donor: https://archive.org/details/donald-ross-cds
Satyr 78 rpm collection
Satyr 78 rpm collection
collection
142
ITEMS
28,318
VIEWS
collection

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A collection of classical and vocal 78 rpm records
Topic: 78 rpm
Cornbelt Symphony 78rpm Collection
Cornbelt Symphony 78rpm Collection
collection
717
ITEMS
19,040
VIEWS
collection

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  That's why what you have here is: scratchy records, in whatever condition we found them, broadcast over a college station, recorded off-the-air on cheap machines using cheap cassettes, stored for 35 years, then ripped to an mp3 file with almost no audio filtering or other post-processing: you get the picture! Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CornbeltSymphony78rpmDonation
Eugene (Gene) Baron Donation of 78s'
collection
759
ITEMS
159,959
VIEWS
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/eugene_baron_2018
Recycled Records 78rpm Collection
Recycled Records 78rpm Collection
collection
501
ITEMS
130,150
VIEWS
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Bruce Lyall, the proprietor of the Haight Street Recycled Records , has been a good friend of the Internet Archive always giving LP’s, 78’s, and CD’s to us as we have needed test records. He has even introduced us to others that have been de-accessioning their collections. Visit the archive.org Recycled Records collection . Link to donation item: archive.org/details/recycled_records_2017
78'er Klubben
78'er Klubben
collection
15,332
ITEMS
584,382
VIEWS
collection

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A collection of digitized 78 rpm records from the 78'er Klubben in Denmark. 78's Klubben is an informal group of people who like to hear music from the old 78's recordings. It is pure nostalgia and a little music cultural history. teater-musik.dk/sw24619.asp
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
Cliff May 78rpm Collection
collection
1,056
ITEMS
124,405
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/cliffmay78s_2018
The Charles Stratton Collection
The Charles Stratton Collection
collection
526
ITEMS
159,054
VIEWS
collection

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This collection is more than 8,000 sound recordings, primarily seventy-eight rpm pre-war discs, deeded to Kansas State University by Mr. Stratton’s estate in 1968. The recordings represent a broad range of early jazz, classical and popular music. This collection was donated by The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University through the kind efforts of Head Librarian, Keli E. Rylance, Ph.D. Charles William Stratton (1906-1966) was a noted...
Cornbelt Symphony - Mark Hardin Collection
Cornbelt Symphony - Mark Hardin Collection
collection
713
ITEMS
11,180
VIEWS
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Santa Cruz 78rpm Collection
collection
1,027
ITEMS
114,963
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Santa_Cruz_Recordings
Ian Stewart Collection
collection
516
ITEMS
155,561
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ianstewart78s
Source: 78
Patrick McMonagle 78rpm Collection
collection
1,116
ITEMS
43,060
VIEWS
collection

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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector and folkdance educator Patrick McMonagle. Highlights of this collection include folk dance music from all around the world with a focus on Scandinavian folk and Polish polka. Donor Patrick McMonagle leads a community of dedicated folk dancers who have all contributed to the gathering and preservation of this great collection. By digitizing these records, the songs they were studying and dances they were...
William Hise 78rpm Collection
collection
859
ITEMS
121,813
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/billhise_2018
Kevin Toner - My 78s
Kevin Toner - My 78s
collection
85
ITEMS
2,899
VIEWS
collection

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TO BE UPDATED, I will contain all default metadata for starting the raw stereo-taken audio conveyance process for the preserved digitized collection.  Occasional records may need to be  recorded slow and speed corrected - there are a couple or so possibilities where this is necessary .    Recording at 78 rpm will however be priority for maximised dynamic in lieu of reducing impairment from physiological faults.    Recentering is conducted to...
UC Santa Barbara David Seubert 78rpm Collection
collection
750
ITEMS
16,625
VIEWS
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/UCSBSeubert2020
Calvert L. Crawford Sr. 78rpm Collection
collection
1,232
ITEMS
4,087
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CalvertLCrawfordSr78RPMRecords2019
Alex Hill 78rpm Collection
collection
1,023
ITEMS
20,980
VIEWS
collection

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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by donor Alex Hill. This record collection was originally gathered in 1991 by former Lincoln Center opera singer Greg Dowd in NYC. Greg would not sell the records to Alexander, then unfortunately passed away and bequeathed the records to his son. A year later, Alex got a call to clear out the records in one day! Alexander rescued and housed the records until he could find a forever home for them at the Internet...
Charles Debevec Collection
Charles Debevec Collection
collection
1,558
ITEMS
95,247
VIEWS
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Music, in all its forms, has long been a part of the domestic, religious, and social life of the Slovenes. With the spread of Christianity in the 5th century, liturgical hymns were introduced in the region they later inhabited. Secular songs can be traced back to the 9th century. The first director of the Vienna Boys Choir, established in 1498, was the Slovenian scholar, composer, and choirmaster Jurij Slatkonja, who also served as leader of the emperor’s musicians and as Bishop of Vienna....
Topic: Slovenian music
Leif Druedahl 78rpm collection
collection
15,411
ITEMS
36,922
VIEWS
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David Day 78rpm Collection
collection
426
ITEMS
20,113
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/DavidDay2020
University of Vermont 78rpm Collection
collection
390
ITEMS
61,173
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/UniversityofVermont
Geoff Lyall 78rpm Collection
collection
291
ITEMS
2,536
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Geoff_Lyall_COL_987
Rider University Libraries 78rpm Collection
collection
434
ITEMS
35,189
VIEWS
collection

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Donation item:  https://archive.org/details/Rider_University_Libraries_COL_642
Ralph Hyman Donation of 78s
collection
154
ITEMS
29,738
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ralph_hyman_2018
Harry Tryon 78rpm Collection
collection
402
ITEMS
7,319
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/HarryTryon2020
Covington 78rpm collection
collection
336
ITEMS
43,743
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/covington2018
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Achilleas Poulos
audio

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favorite 31

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Performer: Achilleas Poulos Tenor; Turkish; Song. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W 205442 Catalog number: 75011-F Other IDs from the record include: (205442); 3-A-5
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
Satyr LP Jazz
Satyr LP Jazz
collection
67
ITEMS
9,326
VIEWS
collection

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A collection of Jazz LP's, mainly transfers of 78rpm records
Topics: music, vinyl, Jazz
Ed Bahr 78rpm Collection
collection
455
ITEMS
10,726
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item:  https://archive.org/details/Ed_Bahr_COL_968
E. Ward 78rpm collection
collection
135
ITEMS
17,843
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item:  https://archive.org/details/ARC-04262017
Chris Howard 78rpm Collection
collection
160
ITEMS
887
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Chris_Howard_COL_1388
Brian Mantenuto 78rpm Collection
collection
298
ITEMS
8,530
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Brian_Mantenuto_COL_516
Charles Devine 78rpm Collection
collection
168
ITEMS
18,190
VIEWS
collection

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collection

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The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Germany. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer's project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tony Pastor and his Orchestra; L. Z. Phillips; Johnny McAfee
audio

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Performer: Tony Pastor and his Orchestra; Johnny McAfee Writer: L. Z. Phillips Fox Trot; Vocal refrain; Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
Ann and Edward Nelson 78rpm Collection
collection
191
ITEMS
37,332
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A donation of 78's from Ann and Edward Nelson. The collection originally belonged to Ann's grandparents, Lee and Helen Petersen of Coquille Oregon. Lee and Helen acquired many of the records from Lee's parents and continued to add to them with their own selections. Lee worked as a cowboy and rancher in the early 1900's in Humbolt County California and Coos County Oregon. the collection reflects this Western heritage with several records containing cowboy songs, hobo songs and early Hawai'ian...
Michael Strider Collection
collection
105
ITEMS
42,317
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Mr. Strider rescued his dad’s collection of about 300 seventy-eights. He donate the entire collection to avoid sorting and selling separately, cataloged them all, and kindly dropped them off to the IA in San Francisco. Our favorite’s from this batch are the blues discs by Elle Mae Morse. Thanks to Jerry McBride at Stanford University Library recommending us to Mike. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/michael_strider_records_20170301
Source: 78
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
by Lil Armstrong; Clarence Williams; Clarence Willaims; Louis Armstrong And His Orchcestra; Neiburg; Dorothy Fields; Daugherty; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra; Jimmy McHugh; Joe Oliver; Reynolds; Spencer Williams
audio

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favorite 114

comment 5

Performer: Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong And His Orchcestra Writer: Spencer Williams; Clarence Willaims; Joe Oliver; Jimmy McHugh; Dorothy Fields; Louis Armstrong; Lil Armstrong; Clarence Williams; Daugherty; Reynolds; Neiburg Instrumental; Fox Trot; Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus; Vocal Chorus; Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer these records. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Jazz, 78rpm
Source: 78
Vincent Costello 78rpm Collection
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78rpm Opera Collection
78rpm Opera Collection
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Great performances from the early 20th century in the Golden Age of Opera recorded on 78rpm records. The metadata used to populate this collection can be found here:  https://archive.org/download/78-opera/opera.csv
Topics: 78rpm, opera
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra; Razaf; Schafer; Johnson
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Performer: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Writer: Razaf; Schafer; Johnson Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: E28360...
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Topics: 78rpm, Dance
Source: 78
Rita & Robert O’Connor 78rpm Collection
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/RROconnor2018